Golden Circle Tour

Feb 6th, 2017, 09:00 AM
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Golden Circle Tour

My wife and I will be staying in Reyjavik on May 1 and would like to do a Golden Circle Tour.
Can anyone suggest a good tour company to book for this.
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Feb 6th, 2017, 09:20 AM
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We were in Iceland this past October for 8 days and had a private guide from GTI ( Gateway to Iceland ) He was very good, so have a look as I believe they also do small group tours.
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Feb 6th, 2017, 12:11 PM
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We were very happy with our Iceland Horizon tour. The 15-passenger mini-bus was very comfortable and the driver/guide was excellent.
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Mar 13th, 2017, 10:04 AM
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Another vote for a small tour!

We took the Golden Circle and Magical Nights tour with Icelandic Mountain Guides. It's an 11-hour tour with a small group of 8-10 people.

Posted pictures and our itinerary in my Iceland trip blog:

Enjoy your trip!
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Mar 13th, 2017, 11:50 AM
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We used Grayline a year ago October for this. I don't know if it was the time or year or just luck, but we were on a large bus but there were only maybe 15 or so people total. Our guide was very good and we have no complaints at all.
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Apr 4th, 2017, 10:59 AM
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Can you drive the Circle Tour route yourself without a 4 x4-----this would be in May.
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Apr 4th, 2017, 11:57 AM
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Abbyo - you can easily drive there yourselves and in an ordinary car. The roads to and round the Golden Circle are fine for normal cars - and the terms of your car hire won't let you go off road anyway. it's an easy drive from Reykjavik and back in a day, and by May you will have plenty of light in the evening so you won't need to rush.
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Apr 4th, 2017, 12:02 PM
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A Annhig said, the road for the Golden Circle is always cleaned for tourists circulating all day, all year round. There is no need to go for a 4x4 to do this excursion.
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Apr 4th, 2017, 12:04 PM
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My husband and I rented a car in October and did the Golden Circle ourselves. We did not need a 4x4. We much preferred this way. It was at our own pace. make some great side stops, hiked to hot springs. It was a great day adventure
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Apr 4th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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Cnugent, just curious which/where hotsprings you hiked to? How long of a hike? Thanks.
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Apr 4th, 2017, 04:08 PM
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May is a great time to visit and drive yourself. Lots of daylight hours and little chance of inclement weather. I found driving in Iceland to be pretty stress free and it's easy to do a Golden Circle tour on your own.
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